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February 16th, 2018

Tech student suspect in Mardi Gras shooting

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Law enforcement agencies are continuing their search today for a Louisiana Tech University student charged with second-degree murder in a Mardi Gras Day shooting in New Orleans.
Eddie Lee Dingle, Jr., 21, of 1001 Fairfax, in Terrytown, is being sought in connection with the death of 29-year-old Maurice Williams. The incident occurred about 4:35 p.m. Tuesday along the St. Charles Avenue parade route.
Dingle is a senior aviation management major, Louisiana Tech spokesperson Tonya Oaks Smith said Thursday.

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NCLAC announces ‘Deej’ showing at Dixie

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NCLAC’s next film screening with the Southern Circuit Tour is at 7 p. m. Thursday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
We’ll be showing “DEEJ,” a documentary film about autism, directed by Robert Rooy.
The film is a first-of-its kind collaboration between veteran filmmaker Rooy and a nonspeaking autistic, DJ.
The two share editorial control as they navigate the challenges of representing autism. “DEEJ” is the result of this often-difficult partnership, and is a story told largely from the inside by DJ — not by his parents or autism experts or even the camera.

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Initiative seeks veterans, families for interview

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Both of my grandfathers served in the United States military, and while neither of them really ever wanted to talk about it, there were a few times I got my maternal grandfather to answer a few questions.
He served in Germany and Korea during the Korean War, and toward the end of one of his tours my grandmother joined him. My mother was born on an American military base in Germany as the result.
He only talked about his time in combat reluctantly, and only after I asked and asked for a few simple answers.
The first time he gave in, I regretted it.

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Radiothon is a success story

At 6 p.m. Feb. 6 when volunteers packed up their equipment at the official end of the 37th annual St. Jude Radiothon, they did so with smiles on their faces.
With the help of Louisiana Tech’s mascot, Champ, and Bulldog running back Jaqwis Dancy, a St. Jude patient, members of Zeta Rho chapter, the Grambling State University Tiger, Tech’s student group of the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana and members of Louisiana Tech’s Greek organizations helped collect the more than $73,000 in donations.

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Dunkin’ Dogs slam UAB, 73-60

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With the score tied midway through the second half, Louisiana Tech was able to close the deal on Thursday night on national television as the Bulldogs took down the Alabama-Birmingham Blazers, 73-60, inside the Thomas Assembly Center on Karl Malone Court.
There were plenty of highlights on offense like the 11 made three-pointers and the three dunks— one-handed tomahawks by Jy’lan Washington and Derric Jean and also the exclamation point by Anthony Duruji with the two-handed 360 slam.

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Lady Aggies down Weston

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CHOUDRANT — Olivia Hennen led the way with a double-double Thursday night as 15th-seeded Choudrant rallied past No. 18 Weston 49-32 in first-round play of the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class B playoffs at the CHS Gym.
The Lady Aggies trailed 12-4 at the end of the first quarter and 19-12 at intermission before heating up in the second half behind Hennen’s hot hand.

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Lincoln Prep pounds Oberlin

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GRAMBLING — Lincoln Preparatory School girls head coach Antonio Hudson had been feeling his team had gotten lost late in regular season play.
Consider the Lady Panthers found after a 62-19 win over Oberlin Thursday night in opening-round play of the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 1A playoffs at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly.

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Lady Bearcats surge past Chalmette

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After seemingly sleepwalking through the first half, the alarm clock sounded for the Lady Bearcats Thursday in first-round play of the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 5A playoffs at the CHS Gym.
No. 11 seed Ruston High School overcame a halftime deficit to roar past 22nd-seeded 53-38 Chalmettte in first-round play of the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class B playoffs at the RHS Gym.
Ruston led 15-11 at the end of the first quarter, but Chalmette heated up in the second quarter behind the hot hand of freshman point guard Alana Donaldson.

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February 15th

Techsters to face Charlotte

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Louisiana Tech will close out the home portion of its schedule this week when the Lady Techsters play two important Conference USA contests, beginning with an afternoon start against Charlotte.
That contest is the first game of a basketball doubleheader at the Thomas Assembly Center and will tip off at 4:30 p.m. today followed by the Bulldogs against Alabama-Birmingham at 8 p.m. The game can be heard on the LA Tech Sports Network on KNBB 97.7 FM and KTKC 92.9 FM with the pregame show starting at 4 p.m. Fans can also watch it through a paid subscription to CUSATV.com.

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Dunkin’ Dogs to play host to UAB tonight

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Second game of doubleheader at TAC to be televised on CBS Sports Network
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With five conference games remaining, Louisiana Tech will now face five straight opponents for a second time this season starting with hosting Alabama-Birmingham at 8 p.m. today inside the Thomas Assembly Center on Karl Malone Court.
The game will be nationally-televised on the CBS Sports Network with Chris Hassel and Mike O’Donnell calling the action.
Fans can also listen to the Voice of the Bulldogs Dave Nitz and Jack Thigpen call the game on the LA Tech Sports Network on KXKZ 107.5 FM (Ruston) and KRMD 100.7 FM (Shreveport) as well as on the Louisiana Tech X mobile app.

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